Media Economics

Author: Colin Hoskins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0761930957
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Media Economics: Applying Economics to New and Traditional Media differs from ordinary media economic texts by taking a conceptual approach to economic issues. As the book progresses through economic principles, authors Colin Hoskins, Stuart McFadyen, and Adam Finn use cases and examples to demonstrate how these principles can be used to analyze media issues and problems. Media Economics emphasizes economic concepts that have distinct application within media industries, including corporate media strategies and mergers, public policy within media industries, how industry structure and changing technologies affect the conduct and performance of media industries, and why the United States dominates trade in information and entertainment.

A Handbook of Cultural Economics

Author: Ruth Towse
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 0857930575
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The second edition of this widely acclaimed and extensively cited collection of original contributions by specialist authors reflects changes in the field of cultural economics over the last eight years. Thoroughly revised chapters alongside new topics and contributors bring the Handbook up-to-date, taking into account new research, literature and the impact of new technologies in the creative industries. The book covers a range of topics encompassing the creative industries as well as the economics of the arts and culture, and includes chapters on: economics of art (including auctions, markets, prices, anthropology), artists' labour markets, creativity and the creative economy, cultural districts, cultural value, globalization and international trade, the internet, media economics, museums, non-profit organisations, opera, performance indicators, performing arts, publishing, regulation, tax expenditures, and welfare economics.

Media Economics

Author: Stuart Cunningham
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137516062
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Understanding the economic paradigms at work in media industries and markets is vitally important for the analysis of the media system as a whole. The changing dynamics of media production, distribution and consumption are stretching the capacity of established economic paradigms. In addition to succinct accounts of neo-classical and critical political economics, the text offers fresh perspectives for understanding media drawn from two 'heterodox' approaches: institutional economics and evolutionary economics. Applying these paradigms to vital topics and case studies, Media Economics stresses the value – and limits – of contending economic approaches in understanding how the media operates today. It is essential reading for all students of Media and Communication Studies, and also those from Economics, Policy Studies, Business Studies and Marketing backgrounds who are studying the media.

Entertainment and Society

Author: Shay Sayre
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135839948
Format: PDF, Docs
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The second edition of this innovative textbook introduces students to the ways that society shapes our many forms of entertainment and in turn, how entertainment shapes society. Entertainment and Society examines a broad range of types of entertainment that we enjoy in our daily lives – covering new areas like sports, video games, gambling, theme parks, travel, and shopping, as well as traditional entertainment media such as film, television, and print. A primary emphasis is placed on the impact of technological and cultural convergence on innovation and the influence of contemporary entertainment. The authors begin with a general overview of the study of entertainment, introducing readers to various ways of understanding leisure and play, and then go on to trace a brief history of the development of entertainment from its live forms through mediated technology. Subsequent chapters review a broad range of theories and research and provide focused discussions of the relationship between entertainment and key societal factors including economics and commerce, culture, law, politics, ethics, advocacy and technology. The authors conclude by highlighting innovations and emerging trends in live and mediated entertainment and exploring their implications for the future. The new edition features updated examples and pedagogical features throughout including text boxes, case studies, student activities, questions for discussion, and suggestions for further reading.

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

Author: Rhona C. Free
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961424
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Newsonomics

Author: Ken Doctor
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429968348
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The New News Reports of the death of the news media are highly premature, though you wouldn't know it from the media's own headlines. Ken Doctor goes far beyond those headlines, taking an authoritative look at the fast-emerging future. The Twelve Laws of Newsonomics reveal the kinds of news that readers will get and that journalists (and citizens) will produce as we enter the first truly digital news decade. A new Digital Dozen, global powerhouses from The New York Times, News Corp, and CNN to NBC, the BBC, and NPR will dominate news across the globe, Locally, a colorful assortment of emerging news players, from Boston to San Diego, are rewriting the rules of city reporting, Newsonomics provides a new sense of the news we'll get on paper, on screen, on the phone, by blog, by podcast, and via Facebook and Twitter. It also offers a new way to understand the why and how of the changes, and where the Googles, Yahoos and Microsofts fit in. Newsonomics pays special attention to media and journalism students in a chapter on the back-to-the-future skills they'll need, while marketing professionals get their own view of what the changes mean to them.

Arab Television Today

Author: Naomi Sakr
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857737481
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There is a great deal at stake for everyone in the future of Arab television. Political and social upheavals in this central but unsettled region are increasingly played out on television screens and in the tussles over programming that take place behind them. Al-Jazeera is of course only one player among a still-growing throng of satellite channels, which now include private terrestrial stations in some Arab states. It is an industry urgently needing to be made sense of; this book does exactly this in a very readable and authoritative way, through exploring and explaining the evolving structures and content choices in both entertainment and news of contemporary Arab television. It shows how owners, investors, journalists, presenters, production companies, advertisers, regulators and media freedom advocates influence each other in a geolinguistic marketplace that encompasses the Arab region itself and communities abroad. Probing internal and external interventions in the Arab television landscape, the book offers a timely and compelling sequel to Naomi Sakr's 'Satellite Realms: Transnational Television, Globalization and the Middle East', which won the Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize in 2003.

Digital Broadcasting

Author: Jo Pierson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147251727X
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Digital Broadcasting presents an introduction to how the classic notion of 'broadcasting' has evolved and is being reinterpreted in an age of digitization and convergence. The book argues that 'digital broadcasting' is not a contradiction in terms, but-on the contrary-both terms presuppose and need each other. Drawing upon an interdisciplinary and international field of research and theory, it looks at current developments in television and radio broadcasting on the level of regulation and policy, industries and economics, production and content, and audience and consumption practices.

Media economics

Author: Robert G. Picard
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780803935013
Format: PDF, ePub
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How is it possible for USA Today to succeed while hundreds of daily newspapers fail nationwide? With the advent of cable television, why has the audience share of major networks suffered while local independent stations remain largely unaffected? And, why does the videocassette market bear more resemblance to the book market than the television programming market? From competition and the demands of labor to market responses and economic performance, Media Economics examines those forces which directly--and indirectly--influence what we see in today's media. This concise volume explores such factors as government intervention in the market, the concept and role of the market, the impact of monopolies, consumer and producer choices, and media performance. In addition, this volume is richly illustrated with contemporary examples, situations, and case studies. Well-written and practical, this volume is ideally suited for all students and researchers who want a lively synthesis of available work on media economics. "Media Economics is an excellent introduction and guide to the concepts and major research literature in the field of media studies." --Media and Values "Picard's primer nicely fits the purpose of Sage's CommText series: to recite 'the substance' of mass communication scholarship concisely and inexpensively. . . . [This] little book tells us where we are and touches on where we might go next. It provides a useful service at a thrifty price. --Journal of Communication "A concise work." --Circular: The Bulletin of CIRCLE (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe) "Provides a beginner's guide to the concepts, theory, and issues of media economics. . . . Unlike most other books on media economics available, Picard does not presume a basic knowledge of economic theory and terminology. Rather, he provides that basic level of knowledge. The book does not avoid jargon, but does provide definitions for most of it in the text, as well as in the glossary. . . . An excellent basic introduction. . . . Media Economics would be very useful as a starting place for courses in media economics, or as a supporting text in courses in effects, structures, or policy that want to consider economic approaches to those subjects. It would also make a good introduction to the traditional economic perspective and approach." --Journalism Quarterly "Provides a very useful short guide to an area of increasing interest." --Communication Booknotes

Global Television and Film

Author: Colin Hoskins
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN:
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This is the first non-specialist introduction to the economics of the contemporary film and television business. This global industry is significant both financially and culturally, and the political economy of its trade is an extremely sensitive issue. Are cultural goods merely entertainmentgoods? And why does the US dominate this territory? The present volume offers a systematic, structured explanation of how the global markets for TV and film operate while also discussing the implications for public policy and business strategy. By listing in detail the economic and culturalcharacteristics related to such trade, the authors provide the tools necessary for the evaluation of international communications issues. They also stress the uniqueness of cultural products and put forth the argument that the economic and cultural development approaches to cultural issues can belargely reconciled.